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Roslin168 Tue 01-Nov-16 09:49:37

Can anyone throw some light on this please? I joined sw six weeks ago and on my first wi and to my horror I weighed 6 lb heavier on the sw scales than I did on mine at home. Two weeks down the line and after loosing weight I still weighed 6 lb lighter on my scales. So I bought new scales and they weighed exactly the same as my old ones!! This was really starting to bug me by now so I asked my lovely next door neighbour if I could borrow hers. I couldn't believe it.. I weighed exactly the same as on mine, and I weighed myself at her house. I know I am loosing weight but that is not the point. Whats going off?

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AppleJac Tue 01-Nov-16 09:55:49

Very strange!!!

The reason why home scales can be out by quite abit is because parts inside them get worn and therefore dont give an accurate reading everytime you step on them.

However this should not be the case if you purchased new ones. Have you tried putting something on the scales that you know the exact weight of and seeing if it is accurate? For example a bag of sugar on either side of the scales to give an accurate balance of a reading?

Are the slimming world scales saying you are gaining?

Roslin168 Tue 01-Nov-16 10:05:23


No the sw scales show I'm loosing weight as do mine but there is still the 6 lb difference. I'm going to have a word with them about it before I become obsessed!!

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GladGladys Tue 01-Nov-16 10:37:31

I was the same when I joined!

I weighed myself at home a few days before my first WI and then when I went, I was shocked that I was so much heavier. I couldn't remember exactly what I weighed at home and so didn't say anything, but have always weighed more at SW than at home.

Think it was more shocking as the extra pounds put me up another stone if you know what I mean, so instead of being 14.10, I was 15 something, which I was not pleased about!

Roslin168 Tue 01-Nov-16 10:49:13

It is shocking..I will be telling the consultant about it at my next weigh in. Wonder what reply I will get? BTW my hubby is following the diet and he weighs the same on the old scales as he does on the new ones. Pity he cant get weighed at sw.

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ohgoodlordthatsmoist Tue 01-Nov-16 10:58:34

It could be to do with the surface your scales are sitting on at home. If it is a 'softer' surface it might influence the scales.
I've had this issue at home on tiled floor versus Lino floor

Roslin168 Tue 01-Nov-16 11:04:40

They are on a flat ceramic tiled surface as is my neighbours.

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Roslin168 Tue 01-Nov-16 11:06:03

The thing is I weigh myself in the same clothes at the same time as I would at sw. Not every day I may add.

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lcoc2015 Tue 01-Nov-16 11:07:17

Are you weighing yourself at home in the a.m and at sw in the pm? I find my weight fluctuates across the day a bit...

lcoc2015 Tue 01-Nov-16 11:07:49

Sorry x post ignore my question

FuckThatToOneSide Tue 01-Nov-16 16:33:37

This happened to me as well! I weighed myself at home on the evening of my first meeting and I weighed 6lbs more at SW. I was really gutted. I didn't say anything as I didn't want to look like I was in denial. I had a doctors appointment the next day anyway so I asked if I could weigh myself and I was the same as I was at home!

Roslin168 Tue 01-Nov-16 16:46:46

Well I'm going to have to say something when its my wi day. Anyway my membership finishes in December so I'm not going to rejoin. I'll do it at home. I don't stay for the meetings anyway... Cant stand all the 'happy clapping' TBH

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springlenner Fri 04-Nov-16 13:34:55

I'm a serial Slimming Worlder and every scales at every group weight at least 4 lbs more than my home ones! I've learned from experience and this time when I rejoined I set my target 4lbs above what I'd like to see on my home scales...
I've managed to get to target before but can't sustain it as it's just too low for me - while 4lbs above that is fine.
I get your frustration!
I think that attending group is really important ( for me anyway) once you take the happy clapping stuff with a cynical eye and a pinch of (Speed) salt ;-)

Okkitokkiunga Fri 04-Nov-16 13:44:19

My consultant used to tell us not to weigh on home scales as there was a reason hers cost £700 and ours didn't. grin

WidowTwonky Fri 04-Nov-16 19:43:36

My group's scales are also way off. They add on 3 pounds. I literally weigh myself before setting off for group (just so I don't get any shocks), no food/drinks between, and 10 mins apart.
My consultant also tells me off for weighing myself at home.

Roslin168 Fri 04-Nov-16 20:21:57

£700.OO.. She must be having you on... So just because she said that she must be right? Lol

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Roslin168 Fri 04-Nov-16 20:23:51

Told you off for weighing yourself at home? Who the hell do these people think they are!!

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Roslin168 Fri 04-Nov-16 20:26:19

I dont care how much their scales cost. Its still very odd that I weigh 6lb lighter on three different pairs of scales and one being brand new!!

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Mummyme87 Mon 07-Nov-16 09:32:51

Does it really matter? Just set your target 6lb higher, they don't dictate your target.

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